Happy Certified Nurses Day!

March 18, 2016

Haywood Regional Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th, by honoring its board certified nurses. We recognize all certified nurses for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like healthcare in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing requires extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
In addition, certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurse caring for them has demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in the complex specialties of acute and critical care.
Haywood Regional Medical Center encourages national board certification for all our nurses. We strive to provide the very best quality of care for our patients and community, and promote staff advancement and professional growth through certification reimbursement.
There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardio/vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

"We are most pleased to honor our hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and for  a job well done!", shares Inna Makievsky, BSN,MBA,FACHE,CNE,Chief Nursing Officer, Haywood Regional Medical Center.                                                                                                  
Haywood Regional Medical Center is a 169-bed hospital serving Haywood County and surrounding counties. Through our outpatient facilities, urgent care centers, health & fitness center, hospice facility and multi-specialty physician clinics, Haywood Regional Medical Center ensures the health and wellness of our community.  As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, Haywood Regional Medical Center is supported by Duke University Health System’s world-renowned leadership in clinical excellence and quality care and LifePoint Health’s extensive resources, knowledge and experience in operating community hospitals.